American Idol winner Scotty McCreery coming to music center

The Brown County Music Center announced last week that country music artist Scotty McCreery will take to the stage on Sunday, March 19, 2023.

McCreery launched his recording career by winning season 10 of the singing competition show American Idol in 2011.

The same year he made history as both the first country artist and the youngest male artist of any genre to debut his first studio album, the platinum-certified “Clear as Day,” at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.

McCreery’s new album “Same Truck” is available now everywhere music is sold. It contains his fourth consecutive No. 1 single “You Time” and “Damn Strait,” earmarked to be the second single from the album.

He achieved new heights by earning three back-to-back No. 1 hits from his album Seasons Change, the RIAA gold-certified project which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Album chart: the RIAA double platinum-certified “Five More Minutes,” the RIAA platinum-certified “This Is It,” which stayed at the top of the charts for two weeks, and RIAA gold-certified “In Between.”

McCreery co-wrote all 11 songs on “Seasons Change,” which Rolling Stone named as one of the “40 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2018,” according to a press release from the music center.

All four of his previous albums have debuted at No. 1 on a Billboard Albums chart, with current combined sales surpassing 3 million copies.

McCreery has earned one double platinum, four platinum and two gold singles; was named the ACM New Artist of the Year in 2011; won the CMT Music Award for Breakthrough Video of the Year (“The Trouble with Girls”) in 2012; American Country Awards for New Artist of the Year in 2011 and Breakthrough Artist of the Year in 2013; BMI Awards for writing One of the Top 50 Country Songs of the Year three times (in 2015 for “See You Tonight,” in 2018 for “Five More Minutes,” and in 2019 for “This is It”); a Carolina Beach Music Award for National Dance/Shag Song of the Year (“Barefootin’”) in 2018; and the NSAI Nashville Songwriter Award for One of the Top Ten Songs I Wish I’d Written (“Five More Minutes”) in 2018.

The North Carolina native released his first book, “Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream,” in 2016; it was re-released in paperback in 2020.

Get tickets

Tickets went on sale Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. and are available at,, and at the venue box office. The box office is open Wednesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. via outdoor ticketing windows and phone sales at 812-988-5323. The box office is now cashless, and accepts debit and credit cards including Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. Check for continuous health and safety updates.